The Ontario Professional Engineers Awards

Since 1947, the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) have recognized professional engineers in Ontario who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and their community. PEO and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers are proud to honour the very best of the Ontario engineering community at an annual awards gala in November.

2020 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) postponed until 2021

Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to postpone the 2020 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) gala until 2021.

2020 OPEA recipients will be recognized at a virtual gala on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm: 

2020 OPEA recipients

2021 OPEA recipients

Award Categories

The Gold Medal

The premier award of the association, the Gold Medal recognizes conscientious commitment to public service, technical excellence and outstanding professional leadership.

The Engineering Medal

The medal recognizes professional engineers who have improved our quality of life through the ingenious application of their engineering skills

The Citizenship Award

This award recognizes a professional engineer's contributions to public service. Those who earn this award have given freely of their time, professional experience and engineering expertise to the benefit humanity.

Award for Engineering Project or Achievement

This award pays tribute to an endeavour that has made a significant, positive impact on society, industry, and/or engineering.


Nominations may be made in either the professional (the Gold Medal, the Engineering Medal and the Award for Engineering Project or Achievement) or civic division (the Citizenship Award). To be considered within the professional division, nominations must indicate a significant level of engineering content. Civic division awards are made to recognize the achievements of professional engineers in fields other than engineering.

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